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Western Wyoming Avalanche Advisory

Strong winds, warming temperatures and heavy snowfall have created very dangerous conditions at all elevations. Natural avalanche activity occurred today and may become widespread, especially during the overnight. Large avalanches could impact roadways in the river canyons, on Teton Pass and beneath buttes and steep hillsides. Steep hillsides, steep banks and road cuts have and are likely to slide. Slides are possible on steep slopes that may not normally slide. The general avalanche hazard is high at all elevations. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. – B-T Avalanche Center

Highlights from the Nordic Recreational Masters Clinic

Thursday morning was an excellent time (lull between the snow storms!) to get out on Classic cross-country skis to perfect one’s classic ski technique , hosted by the JH Ski Club at Teton Pines Nordic Center. Coach Scott Horn led 11 skiers in drills, practice and some nice skiing. We practiced the diagonal stride, double poling, short-step uphill, downhill strategies too.
The group was inspired by the form and technique in this video showing some of the world’s top classic racers: check it out if you want to see superb classic form.
Our final clinic for the season is Thursday Feb 28th – Skate Ski  -11-12:30.
Drop-in: $35 -includes full day trail pass and Master’s clinic; $30 for Teton Pines nordic pass holders
Please RSVP to so we can be sure to have an extra coach as needed… bring a friend if you like.

Trail Creek Report

Last Updated: 2/14

The Official Map!

The Moose Chase is nearly here and above is the Official 2019 Moose Chase map, as usual in the grooming report clicking on the image will result in a higher resolution image.  You might be thinking that with all the snow we have received as of late that just sitting around the fire Saturday morning might be the best plan; but you would be sorry as it should be a great day, get those registrations in!

Today’s grooming was rather bizarre with quite positive results.  In the early part of grooming the foot of fresh heavy snow was flowing around the tiller a bit.  There was a brief period as we passed through freezing that things almost stopped working but then as temperatures continued to warm a little more the snow was flowing and compacting quite nicely.  Two Pisten Bully passes of the Moose Chase Course with fresh classic tracks were made today and conditions are all in all quite nice and firmer than you would think.  The only downside is that the warm temps are causing the trees to shed snow, branches, needles, etc. so you might encounter a bit of detritus on the snow.

Look for grooming early tomorrow morning finishing hopefully before 10 AM course inspection, a couple of evening passes Friday night, and then an early morning pass to buff everything out just before the Moose Chase.

Groomer’s choice for today is the Moose Chase Course.

Turpin Meadow Ranch Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/14

The new snow that fell at the ranch was full of moisture and groomed out superbly! Take advantage of the long weekend and come ski for yourself 😉  Remember, there are only 4 more weekends that we’re open so come up as often as you can. Locals get 10% off lodging and we’ve got a BOGO night 50% special for the larger chalet units. Come play and stay!

Teton Co./Jackson Parks & Rec Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/14

8:10am: The school fields and the levee are groomed and in good shape as of now. Expect the trails to get blown in and covered up. I am heading to Stilson now and should be done around 11:00.

Grand Teton National Park Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/12

Wind Blown tracks can be taken care of with our PistenBully Paana.  Brandon is working on it right now.  Taggart Lake Trailhead to South Jenny this morning. Have fun out there.

Teton Pines Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/12

Teton Pines Nordic Center will be groomed early on Thursday, as it looks like more snow is coming on Wed into Thursday.

Shooting Star Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/13

Storm skiing will be the story over the next three days as a potentially fierce winter weather system pushes through. Anticipate trails to accumulate snow after our morning preparations. Classic style skiing will likely be the more enjoyable adventure choice during this period for combating the ever changing conditions. Enjoy!

Next Update: Saturday

Grand Targhee Grooming Report
Last Updated: 2/14

And, the snow is back! It’s falling hard too. We are currently sitting within a’ Winter Storm Warning’ which will remain in effect through tonight. Winds are strong today and SSW, but temperatures are warmer with a summit high of 21 degrees. Make an edit to today’s to do list; the only thing on there should be ‘ski powder at the ghee’!

Cross Country/Fat Bike 15k: XC OPEN (Last groomed AM 2/12/2019), Fat Bike CLOSED.

Pinedale Nordic Trail Report
Last Updated: 2/14

All trails above groomed this morning with the exception of Powerline, Flatline and Heart Attack.4-5 inches of new snow. Road plowed, snow packed, may be slick in spots. 36F degrees.

Alta Track

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Last Updated: 2/14 @ 8am
Skate: Poor |  Classic: Not Set


Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/13 @ 3pm
Skate: Poor  |  Classic: Not Set

No grooming today. Snow too wet. Sorry!

Sherman Park

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/14 @ 11am
Skate: Fair |  Classic: N/A
Made a number of laps to reset the track Thursday am. It is a bit wet and soft but fair and skiable.

Teton Canyon

Grooming Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Last Updated: 2/13 @ 8am
Skate: Not Set  |  Classic: Not Set
Plan to start grooming around 9:30am. Should be done by noon.

Teton Springs

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Last Updated: 2/14 @ 2pm
Skate: Not Set |  Classic: Not Set
Sorry, I will not groom today for the few that desire to ski in the rain. I will groom Friday morning and into the weekend so there is good skiing.

5th Street Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 2/5 @ 11pm
Singletrack: Poor
Trail is snowmobiled in, but not groomed. Planning to roll it out tomorrow…stay tuned!

Teton Springs Singletrack

Grooming Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Last Updated: 1/24 @ 7pm
Singletrack: Good
All Singletrack in Teton Springs is groomed. Enjoy!

Southern Valley Single Track

Grooming Schedule: As Needed
Last Updated: 2/5 @ 11pm
Singletrack: Good
It’s all good in the hood! Trails may be a little soft if temperatures don’t drop. Please use discretion.

For more info on Teton Valley grooming, visit their grooming page.

Skinny Skis Moose Chase Nordic Ski Race – 27th Annual

When: Saturday, February 16
Where: Trail Creek Nordic Center
-30K, 15K, 5K, 3K, 2K Freestyle * – part of the Triple Crown Race series

West Yellowstone Rendezvous 2019 Race – 2K, 5K, 10K, 25K classic, 25K & 50K freestyle 
When:  Saturday, March 2
Where: Rendezvous Trails, West Yellowstone, MT

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